14 Great Holiday Gifts for any Handyman or Handywoman


The holidays are the perfect time to say “thanks!” to your contractors, friends, or family members. If you’re stumped on trying to find the perfect gift for that special handyperson in your life, look no further! TrustedPros has created a holiday gift guide to help you find the perfect home improvement themed gift this holiday season!

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves all things home improvement, we highly suggest that you get them something useful for their trade of choice. That way, they will always think of you when they swing their new hammer or tighten their next screw.

We’ve searched far and wide to bring you an array of gifts that fit within every budget. This gift list is the only one you’ll need this year (especially if you don’t know too much about industry products!).

Not interested in finding a gift fit for a handy man or woman? Check out our Home Improvement Gift List instead!

INKZALL® Stylus & Black Marker $10

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Does your loved one enjoy using a tablet on the job site? Then this stylus is the perfect holiday gift for them! The INKZALL® stylus has a conductive tip for tablet use and a durable marker tip on the opposite end. It’s a fantastic, functional device for the job site because the marker can write through dusty, oily, and wet surfaces. It even has hard-hat storage, a lanyard loop, and anti-roll technology. This stylus has it all!

Find it at Home Depot.

DIY Furniture 2 $20

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What gift is better for a DIY-obsessed friend than this handmade furniture guidebook? DIY Furniture 2 features 30 building instructions from design leaders across the world. Designs inside can be made with readily available materials. Inside the book, you will find step-by-step instructions for easy and difficult DIY projects.

Find it on Amazon.

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Klein Tools Adjustable Length Screwdriver $21

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How do you reduce clutter in the toolbox? Buy multi-purpose and highly functional tools, of course! This Klein screwdriver has an extendable and retractable shaft to help you reach screws near and far. It has a range of 10-20 cm, and a slotted tip.

Get it at Home Depot.

Mighty Mug Steel $25

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Mighty Mug is changing the way that we drink coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The Mighty Mug Steel truly stands up to its competition—literally! It has grip technology that prevents it from toppling over. With a tight-fitting lid, this 18oz. thermos is amazing for the worksite because it keeps hot liquids hot for 6 hours! Lose coffee to a job-site mishap no more!

Find it at Mighty Mug.

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EngraveMyMemories Engraved Hammer $27

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Almost every home improvement contractor needs a hammer, so why not have a personalized one? EngraveMyMemories’ hammers are crafted from real hickory hardwood and high-carbon steel. This 16oz hammer can be engraved with a variety of fonts and any text you like on both sides.

Find it on Etsy.

Stanley 32050 FatMax Power Claw $27

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The FatMax Power Claw is revolutionizing the power bar world because it grabs onto surfaces. No more worrying about the power bar dragging along the floor and tipping over paint cans and tools. This power bar has three grounded outlets with pivoting rubber grips. The FatMax Claw is made from impact resistant plastic too. It definitely stays put!

Find it on Amazon.

Teals Prairie Personalized Leather Tool Belt $34

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What contractor doesn’t need a quality tool belt? Refrain from buying a run-of-the-mill tool belt this season and go for something personalized. This tool belt is crafted from genuine leather. Make it special by engraving a sentimental message on the front. It’s great for those who work on a bigger team where tool belts can get mixed up.

Find it on Etsy.

Stanley Lunchbox from $34

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What’s cooler than this tough lunchbox? Not much! The Stanley Lunchbox is big enough to pack a full day's worth of meals inside. Because it's a hard box it prevents food from getting squished. It’s perfect for the job site because it’s durable and large. Get your loved one the gift of well-preserved job-site meals this holiday season.

Get it at Stanley.

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Shinola Screwdriver Set $65

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Don’t let your loved one’s screwdriver set be average. Get them sophisticated and attractive set! This Shinola screwdriver set really stands out. The handles are made from Maine hardwood with a black finish. The shaft is constructed from USA 8650 Chromium Vanadium steel alloy. This set of six includes 3 Phillips and 3 slotted heads.

Shinola products are handmade in Detroit, USA.

Get them at Shinola.

Mininch Tool Pen $69

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We have yet to find a tool that is as well designed, beautiful, and functional as the Minich Tool Pen. Cast from high-grade aluminum, this tool pen houses various driver tips inside the slender pen. It incorporates a window down the side to help the user local various tips. It truly reduces one’s toolbox footprint.

Find it online at Minich.

Trailblazer Flannel Shirt from $88

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Anyone who works with their hands can assure you that a plaid shirt is necessary to get the job done right...

Maybe not--but this Trailblazer shirt will help you look pretty cool while you get the job done! It's a soft yet heavy wardrobe essential from Roots. Made from brushed flannel and rugged corduroy for the elbow patches, this plaid shirt will help your loved one get the job done in style and good comfort.

Get it at Roots.

Trusco Deluxe Tool Box $110

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What a refreshing change in toolbox styles, right? The Trusco Deluxe Toolbox is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a new toolbox for 2017. This steel box is stamped and enameled with a bright blue finish to give it a distinct look. With numerous sliding compartments, this tool box is a must-have for any contractor with a lot of little nuts, bolts, and tools.

Measurements: 11.5h” x 14”w x 8.75"d

Find it MoMa.

Werner Aluminum Podium Ladder $170

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As handy as ladders are, they can be a pain when you have to turn around and face the other direction. Luckily, Werner has solved this problem! The Aluminum Podium Ladder gives workers 360-degree access to their project. One can store their tools and have increased mobility while they work from above. This ladder has a 5-foot reach capacity.

Find it on Amazon.

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Lithium-ion Four-Piece Combo Kit $400

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The Lithium-ion four-tool combo kit is the perfect gift for anyone who has a lot of handy-work and little patience for pesky cords! This tool kit is sure to give your loved one bang for your buck.

The kit includes the M18 ½-inch Hammer Drill; SAWZALL reciprocating saw; ¼ inch Hex Impact Driver; and Work Light. It boasts power and torque that its competition can’t match. Perfect for any carpenter!

Get it at Home Depot.

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